Teens Will Compete to Impress Scouts at Prep Hockey Showcase in Trenton

Athletes from across the country and beyond will descend on Trenton to compete in front of college coaches and scouts at the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League Prep Hockey Showcase Feb. 6-9.

Over 80 scouts packed into the Kennedy Recreation Center last year for the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) Prep Hockey Showcase, and showcase officials are expecting as many or more this year.

Over 43 top-ranked high school teams, with hockey players from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ontario, are set to play several games over the four-day event, according to an MIHL release.

"There's going to be a lot of great hockey and a lot of scouts come from all over the place," said Tim Beaker operations manager at Kennedy.

Downriver area teams Trenton, Wyandotte and Dearborn are expected to play in the showcase.

The 13th annual showcase is set for Feb. 6-9. Games begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. Feb. 8 and 8 a.m. Feb. 9.

For those who prefer their hockey in the comfort of their own homes, PlayOn! Sports, a Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) Network television partner, will feature two games on Xfinity by Comcast.

Television coverage will be from Wednesday's contests between Wyandotte Roosevelt and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood and between Grosse Pointe North and Detroit Catholic Central.

The Wyandotte game with Cranbrook-Kingswood will be shown on at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 ; noon Feb. 10; 7 p.m. Feb. 12; 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at; 3 p.m. Feb. 16; and 6 p.m Feb. 17.  The Catholic Central-North game will be shown on at 9:30 p.m. Feb.12; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13; 8 a.m. Feb. 16; and noon Feb. 17.

Showcase ticket prices are $6 per day or $10 for a weekend pass for adults and $4 per day or $6 for a weekend pass for seniors and students.

There will be a $3 charge to park in the Kennedy Recreation Center parking lot.

A free shuttle service to Kennedy will run continuously from the Trenton High School West Road and Charlton Street parking lots, Martenson Funeral Home parking lot and the Trenton Cultural Center parking lot.

For additional information go to the MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase website or contact Pat Ronayne 248-225-1264 or PJRonayne@comcast.net.

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